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Personal Statement

Lorna is a lecturer in the School of Education. Lorna trained as an economist graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2006 with First Class Honours.  Lorna went on to complete a Masters in Research (M.Res) in Education and Social Purpose at the University in Glasgow in 2007, during which she developed an interest in relationships and interaction.  Lorna then completed her Ph.D at the School of Education, University of Stirling in 2011, focusing on young children’s social interactions around technologies in preschool.

Research Interests

Lorna’s research explores young children’s social experiences with technology.  Her work attempts to understand how the preschool environment and culture, the children and the artefacts contribute to children’s interactions and social experiences.  She is interested in a broader definition of technology which moves beyond the computer towards exploring technological toys, both digital and non-screen based.  Lorna has a further interest in exploring perceptions of technological artefacts in early years settings and how they can be integrated into the playroom.  More recent work begins to explore creativity and creative thinking around non-screen based technologies.

Teaching Interests

Lorna’s teaching generally covers:

  • Early Years Education
  • Research Methods

Lorna most often teaches on the BA Childhood Practice, Master's of Education, PGDE . She also contributes to the Nursery Placement module as part of the BA (Hons) Education.  Lorna is also interested in delivering research methods training, particularly in relation to qualitative approaches and contributes to both practice-based and academic research training. 

Lorna currently supervises PGR students at Masters, PhD and Ed.D level.


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Stirling

Master of Research, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Economics, Glasgow Caledonian University

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Projects 2013 2018

An Ecological Exploration of the Internet of Toys in Early Childhood Everyday Life

Arnott, L., Palaiologou, I. & Gray, C.


Project: Research - no external funding

Enhancing Early Years KE in Research and Practice

Arnott, L. & Grogan, D.


Project: Knowledge Exchange (Conference / Seminar Hosting)

Research Output 2009 2018

An ecological exploration of young children's digital play: framing children's social experiences with technologies in early childhood

Arnott, L., 1 Oct 2018, Digital Play and Technologies in the Early Years. Stephen, C. (ed.). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Activities 2013 2018

3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation

Arnott, L. (Member of programme committee)
2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

Arts-based methods to understand voice from 0-5 years: Successes and Dilemmas.

Arnott, L. (Speaker)
21 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk